Me in the Middle of Meditation

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This month I’m taking a meditation class with the local Lifelong Learning Institute.  It’s all part of my renewal process for meeting the changes that come with Spring and the Easter message of re-birth.  I’ve come to cherish the symbolism and life-teaching moments of each Season.
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While visiting two of the bloggers I have been following I found that they had posted similar messages.  ~ One 3 Easy Ways to Become More Mindful and the other Let Things Flow
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The practice of being more mindful and letting things flow is becoming easier now that I’m taking the time out of my day to sit quietly and remove myself from the concerns and distractions of the day.  (Pulling the Plug on Cable sure has helped me get rid of the noise and chatter of all that’s going on in our country and world lately 😉 )
 
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I found this video on How to Train Your Monkey Mind to be very helpful.  The Buddhist monk reminds me of our meditation instructor with his gift of calming humor.
 
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Let Things Flow

springtime forest

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous
changes. Don’t resist them; that only
creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward
in whatever way they like.

source: Lao Tzu
image: Eddie’s Image Collection, Springtime Forest

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6 thoughts on “Me in the Middle of Meditation

  1. I’ve never tried actual meditation, but thoroughly enjoyed the video (and the second one that came on after that). “Just breathe” has amazing calming effects. Excellent advice in these troubled times. I can’t imagine getting along without cable, though. We watch a lot of sports and have a few favourite shows as well. News is confined to the local 11pm broadcast. It’s not as bad here in Canada, but Trump is still mentioned every damn time.

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    • Most of the cable news is just repetition, over and over! I’m finding I’m streaming more movies on Amazon Prime and listening to more music. So far, I don’t miss cable or my landline. Thanks for stopping by, Debbie. 🙂

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  2. Loved the calm feeling that came over me as I read your post. I have also been exploring mindfulness n meditation over past 2 yrs and it’s been joyful for me. I have checked newspapers n stopped switching to news channels. Ppl say I live in my bubbke- I say I am doing what makes me happy today!! 😊

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    • It’s self-preservation in today’s climate! I read up on the news, choosing the more centered views of respected news outlets. Cable is too much!! I love how meditation teaches you to just let all that noise and chaos pass by and find your middle ground. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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